TechFan #208 – Lost and Found

On May 8, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim and David discuss being on the front page of iTunes, The Mac App store, losing tech gear and the cost of replacement, Nintendo making a profit, Plex media service, and much more!

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Nintendo turns a profit
Samsung VU10H3021PY/AA VU3000 Lift and Clean Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, Yellow

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TechFan #197 – Induction Chicken

On February 13, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim, David, and Owen discuss the week of bad news, most self-inflicted, of Samsung. Nintendo drops the ball, again, while Apple seems to be doing something very right with iOS. Product features this week include the PlugDock from Fuse Chicken, and the Hamilton Buhl IND-DOCK3 Induction Speaker. Finally, David gives an update on his electric car (Nissan Leaf), and Tim talks about Hank and Jed.

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Your Samsung TV is listening to your private conversations
Samsung investigates why its TVs put ads in others’ apps
Apple’s iOS 9 to have ‘huge’ stability and optimization focus
Affinity Designer
Transferring games to your new 3DS XL?
Hank and Jed Show
Hamilton’s IND-DOCK3 Induction Speaker

NES30 Bluetooth Game Controller – Review

On February 9, 2015, in Review, by MyMac

NES30 Bluetooth Game Controller
Company: 8Bitdo

Price: $34.99

As someone who grew up playing the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), I have very fond memories of this game controller. Remember, this came out right after the Atari Joystick so the NES controller was radically different. There have been many companies offering NES style controllers that work on modern computer gear for many years but the NES30 gets much of it right.

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TechFan #140 – Arcades and PS4

On November 15, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

On the eve of the PlayStation 4 release, Tim and David talk some history of video arcades, home consoles, and the future of video games.

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Reunion – TechFan Podcast #108

On February 15, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen finally both return to discuss new family discoveries, the video game industry, and more.

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The future, what do you mean? How can we be in the future?

For decades many of us have been in awe of the possibility of the future. Not that long ago the thought of carrying a single panel computer capable of presenting music, film, books, and games was nothing more than science fiction.

I live by the belief that if man can envisage it, people can create it.

Of course, there is the possibility of going too far, as is famously shown in Planet Of The Apes, circa 1968.

For now we can sit back and relax with a small and hopefully harmless portion of technology that seemingly has the effect of enhancing our lives.

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Drunken Halo’s Justin Bryce
TechFan #33

On May 24, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Justin Bryce joins Tim Robertson to chat about the state of video games! As the host of Drunken Halo, Justin talks about the process of podcasting, his take on the E3, and much more.

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Drunken Halo
Drunken JaT

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TechFan Podcast #27

On April 15, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David delve into Amazon’s Android App store and disagree, then a short rant on the TSA performing pat downs on children. Also, Cisco has killed off the Flip, and Tim and David spend just a few moments on ideas that no one had at Cisco to rescue the produce, apparently. Finally, Nintendo is rumored to be releasing a new home console system very soon, so the topic turns to the Wii and what Nintendo should have in the next system.

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The Daily Discussion
TechFan #18

On February 4, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson
Tim and David take a look at the NEW publication, The Daily. Is the subscription magazine on iPad finally done right, or is it more of the same? Macworld Expo 2011 has come and gone, and the guys have some ideas on how to make it better next year. Plus, Sony introduces the new PSP 2, or whatever it will be called, and Nintendo states that download games will be tied to devise, NOT to user accounts. Much fodder to chew on this week!


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RetroPad USB NES Controller – Review and Interview

On February 11, 2004, in Review, by Tim Robertson

RetroPad USB NES Controller
Company: RetroZone
Price: $25.00 US

My first home video game system was, not surprisingly, an Atari 2600. I loved that machine, and while PacMan for the 2600 was possibly the worse port of a video game ever, it was what I sat up dreaming about before Christmas day. My love of video games continued, and by the mid-1980’s, it was for the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES. What I really liked about the NES, besides the better and more colorful graphics, was the controller. The NES game pad was a huge improvement over the cruddy joystick that shipped with the Atari units before it.

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